Lauren is a service designer and describes herself as an ‘Ambassador of people’. She’s already had a pretty glittering career being named in Elle’s top 30 women under 30 and bagging an OBE in the Queen’s latest honours list.
She studied product design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee the year above me. She also went on to do a Masters in Design where it allowed her to focus on Service Design. At that time it was very much an emerging discipline and you could argue it still is today.
After university Lauren has gone on to a multitude of successes. Co-founding Snook, one of Scotland’s first Service Design agencies and then moving through a few positions until starting her current post at The Good Lab – A collaboration of 12 of the UK’s best-known charities looking at new and innovative ways of raising funds.
What strikes me about Lauren is her drive and determination to make change for the better. To stand up against the issues that she is passionate about and really make a difference. No more so than one of her current projects #upfront. Encouraging and elevating new voices on and off public stages by working with conferences, business and individuals. Allowing speakers to bring others up to share their stage and bring diversity into the male white dominated area of public speaking.
My police – https://twitter.com/mypolice
Snook – https://wearesnook.com/
Swiss Miss – http://www.swiss-miss.com/
Upfront – http://weareupfront.com/
Good lab – http://www.thegoodlab.co.uk/
Lauren’s stand up – https://www.redjotter.com/redjotterblog/2017/3/23/standing-up-for-what-matters-literally
Sustainable stand up – https://www.sustainablestandup.com/#courses
Podcast recommendation #01 – http://www.comedianscomedian.com/